Frank Ocean cited for pot possession, speeding
In the final days of 2012, Grammy-nominated artist Frank Ocean temporarily lost his driver’s license and is now facing charges of marijuana possession. The charges follow two incidents where, as police say, Ocean was pulled over twice for driving over 90mph in 65mph zones.
From a Sheriff Department press release regarding the incident on Dec. 31:
On Monday, Dec. 31 at approximately 4:30 p.m., a Mono County Deputy Sheriff, with the assistance of a California Highway Patrol Officer, observed a black BMW traveling at a high rate of speed, southbound on U.S. 395 near Tom’s Place.
The vehicle was stopped by the deputy. As the deputy approached the vehicle, a strong odor of marijuana came from inside the car. Christopher Breaux, aka Frank Ocean, 25, Beverly Hills, had a small bag of marijuana on his person. Breaux was cited for possession of marijuana and released.
This incident has been forwarded to the Mono County District Attorney’s Office for review.
The day prior, on Dec. 30, officers stopped Ocean’s black BMW as he was heading northbound on U.S. 395 near Keoughs, and cited him for speeding.
From the Associated Press:
California Highway Patrol Sgt. Andrew Thompson said a CHP officer also gave the Beverly Hills resident a verbal warning about his speed and cited Ocean for driving with a suspended driver’s license and having tinted front windows. Ocean’s license was confiscated and a passenger who was traveling with the popular crooner was allowed to drive the vehicle away, Thompson said.
Ocean’s representative Heathcliff Berru declined comment on Thursday.